Pool Build NW Austin, TX

CentralTexian

Silver Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
53
Cedar Park
Got city permit approval in one week - that seemed much faster than expected.

Waiting on HOA approval, which is a bit annoying since when they finally get around to looking at it I know they will auto approve - a pointless delay.

Our design is so close to the utility easement that we need the surveyors to come out twice - stake prior to dig and then a form survey for city approval. Unexpectedly high cost for the survey at $1k - budget for that if your builds are within 2 feet of a PUE in my area.

Ready to dig! hard to be patient
 

jimbethesda

Gold Supporter
Jul 2, 2018
158
Austin, TX
I’m actually trying to get the city to fully release a PUE. It not holding up the pool, but we also want to extend our patio too. It was really hard to find a surveyor. Found one that promised to complete it in 8 business days, but it took 15 business days instead. There were also several errors on it, but they did fix them quickly. Oh, and they cut my cable line when they were at my house!

good luck!

I see you’re in Cedar Park and not in Austin. Hopefully that’s better.
 

CentralTexian

Silver Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
53
Cedar Park
Got HOA approval. Surveyor came out and staked PUE. Gas company located gas line this morning. Spray paint shape monday, forms mid week, form survey next friday, and start excavation Sept 5. Starting to pick up steam.
 

CentralTexian

Silver Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
53
Cedar Park
It looks bigger than expected! Unfortunately goes more into planting bed along side yard than drawings showed, need to discuss. Would lose another tree but it’s a tree that doesn’t grow due it growing on a limestone shelf, so wouldn’t be end of the world. But the progress is fun to see - city inspection tomorrow, forms Wednesday/Thursday, form survey Friday, maybe digging next week. More jackhammering than digging I think
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
39,829
Tallahassee, FL
Did you take a tape measure out and make sure it was the correct size? How about orientation? Maybe it could be turned some to make it fit better? You can use water hoses or bright rope and "re draw" the pool to see if you want it different.

Kim:kim:
 

CentralTexian

Silver Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
53
Cedar Park
Passed layout inspection with city of Cedar Park today, there is a 5' build line for vertical structures, does not apply to pool. Only issue is with me, I had thought there was a bit more space to get by between the pool and fence.
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
39,829
Tallahassee, FL
Might need to make some brownies for the neighbors! 3 days+ OUCH! Is it costing extra or built into the contract? How close to being done? Make sure they do NOT quit until it is deep enough! We say one build where they said "we thought it was deep enough" and left!

Kim:kim:
 

CentralTexian

Silver Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
53
Cedar Park
Yeah, it’s been really bad - hope to finish by noon tomorrow but that’s 6 days of jackhammering solid rock for 10-11 hours a day. Neighbor called pool company just to tell them her holiday weekend was ruined.